Dear Nestlerode family,
I am sorry for your loss. I remember Capt. Nestlerode from when Karl and Robbie were in Boy Scouts with me. He was a good man and I am proud to have known him. May he rest in peace and his memories live on forever through his family, friends, and everyone else whose life he blessed by being in it.
James Doherty III
Christine, I shall always remember Bob. You all made such a contribution to St. David's when you were there. May our precious Lord hold you and your family close during this time and know that we have you in our prayers. Ann Cady
I met Bob in 1973 as part of the USNA and submarine family. We spent many good, fun times together in those early years. Though our lives went in different directions and we lost contact, I have never forgotten those memories. I want to share a particulary special memory...it was December 1977 and I was home with a newborn while my husband was at sea. Because I had a newborn, I had decided to forgo shopping for a live Christmas tree. Bob was very persistent in trying to talk me out of this decision. A couple days later, my doorbell rings and there stands Bob with the biggest smile and a Christmas tree in hand! Bob was truly a special person that I was blessed to have in my life those many years ago. Rest in peace, Bobabycakes.
Dear Christine and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. It was an honor to serve under Captain Nestlerode when he was Chief of Staff at COMSUBDEVRON TWELVE. Even more of an honor was to know the man and his devotion to family, friends, and the Navy. I was so happy that one of Katie's puppies went to your family and that "Duke" had the run of the SUBASE when the Captian had command of it. Captain Nestlerode will be dearly missed but his legacy will live on forever.
With Warm Aloha,
I just received word about Captain Nestlerode's death. I had been planning a visit in my mind for months; so the two of you could meet my wife and children. I wanted them to be able to put a face with someone who so positively influenced my life and gave so much to his beloved Navy.
Please once again accept my sincere gratitude for all that you and your family did for me. I am particularly thankful to you for allowing me to celebrate those Thanksgivings in Newport with you and your boys.
He was my mentor and friend. I will miss him.